Tuesday, May 19, 2015

H Street Office hours w/ Councilmember Charles Allen tomorrow 5:30-7 pm @ Smith Commons (1245 H St)

Ward 6 Community Office Hours with Councilmember Charles Allen and his staff come to H Street tomorrow Wednesday, May 20, 5:30 - 7 pm, for a happy hour at Smith Commons (1245 H St).  These events are a great opportunity to talk through your hopes and ideas for bettering our community with our Councilmember and his staff.  This one is also a great excuse to take advantage of one of the best happy hours on H Street.  We hope to see you there!

For more info, visit Councilmember Allen's website: http://www.charlesallenward6.com/hstreet

Friday, May 8, 2015

Rosedale Adopt A Block Spring Cleanup tomorrow May 9, 3 pm

Live in or around Rosedale?  Help get it looking good for spring by participating in this community cleanup tomorrow.   

Dear Rosedale/Kramer/Gales and 17th Street Neighbors,

The Rosedale Adopt-A-Block Program run by Pete Maki and Mr. "Doc" Roots is holding a Spring Clean-up Event this Saturday (5/9).  Just an hour or so of your time will help make the neighborhood so much nicer.  They'll have some gloves and trash bags, but feel free to bring your own.

WHEN:  Start time is 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th
WHERE  Meet at the corner of 17th Street and Rosedale Street NE.  Look for the people and signs!
WHAT: Spend 1-2 hours and work a grid of streets and back alleys for trash...a pleasant way to meet your neighbors and keep the streets nice for us all.

If you have questions about the event, Pete's email is:  pete.maki@gmail.com 

Posted by the Friends of the Rosedale Library

Monday, May 4, 2015

Wednesday is Bike to School Day -- join your neighbors at Lincoln Park between 7:30 and 8:15

On Wednesday, May 6th, families from Capitol Hill schools will have our annual bike-to-school gathering at Lincoln Park at 7:30am.

Grab a snack, hear Councilmember Charles Allen, enjoy a routine by the J.O. Wilson Cheerleaders, and then hop on the bike train to your school.

Register your school HERE to get free stickers from DDOT’s Safe Routes to School program. Registered schools also have the opportunity to compete for the DDOT Golden Bicycle Award. The Golden Bicycle goes to the DC school with the highest percentage of students who arrive by bicycle, scooters, or skateboards on May 6th.

Bike to School Day
Wednesday, May 6, 7:30 am
Lincoln Park (13th & East Capitol Streets, SE)
Bike trains to schools depart 8:00 and 8:15 AM

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Help Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers clean the park at Sherwood Rec Center this Saturday, 10am - 1pm & enjoy lunch from the Argonaut!

Join the Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers to help beautify the park and planting spaces around the Sherwood Recreation Center (640 10th St NE) this Saturday, May 2, 10 am - 1 pm.  The group will be planting, weeding, mulching, cleaning up, and will also enjoy a lunch donated by the good neighbors at the Argonaut.  

Stop by to pitch in and help make this community resource one we can all enjoy and find beauty in and then stick around to enjoy a quick bite and meet some new neighbors.  Hope to see you there!

For more info, follow the Sherwood Neighborhood Volunteers on facebook and twitter.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Ward 6 Budget Town Hall with Councilmember Charles Allen May 7, 6:30 pm

On Thursday, May 7, Councilmember Charles Allen will host a Ward 6 Town Hall meeting on the proposed DC Budget.  The Councilmember will brief attendees on budget items of specific interest to Ward 6 neighborhoods, his areas of focus in the Council's budget debate, and next steps in the city's budget process.  Attendees will be invited to ask questions and share their priorities with Councilmember Allen.
WHEN:   May 07, 2015 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
WHERE:  DCRA Conference Room (Waterfront Metro) / 1100 4th St SW - Room E-200 / Washington, DC 20024

More information and RSVP here.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Join Casey Trees & Councilmember Charles Allen for a dinner & a conversation about a greener future

This should be a great event.  Casey Trees has already done a lot of great work in our community and provided trees for community plantings at numerous local schools and recreation centers.  Kudos to them and Councilmember Allen for putting this conversation together and for providing dinner too.

On May 21, Councilmember Charles Allen and Casey Trees are hosting a special event in Ward 6 to engage with residents about enhancing green spaces and expanding tree canopy across the ward and city.   This event is free and a complimentary dinner will be provided.  

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with Councilmember Allen and other city officials (DC Office of Planning’s Ward 6 Planner Melissa Bird will also be on the panel) to discuss a greener future for Ward 6.  At 17%, Ward 6 has the lowest canopy coverage in the city.  But residents are eager to enjoy the same advantages that our city’s trees and green space provide other District neighborhoods.

Councilmember Charles Allen & Casey Trees’ special Ward 6 event
Thursday, May 21, 6 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church at 400 I Street, SW

Monday, April 20, 2015

DDOT hosts C Street NE, Transportation Improvements Meeting, Thursday, April 30, 6 pm at Rosedale Rec Ctr

DDOT Invites Public to Discuss C Street, NE,
Transportation Improvements
Study will identify opportunities to improve safety and mobility for all corridor users

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) is hosting the first of two public meetings to guide the C Street, NE, Multimodal Corridor Study in Ward 6. Members of the community are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn more about the study and to provide their input about the future of this corridor.

Focusing on the C Street, NE, corridor from 16th Street, NE, to 21st Street, NE, the study will evaluate safety, streetscape, and operational enhancements to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists while ensuring all users have safe access within and through this important corridor. For more information and to provide input, visit the project web site at www.cstreetstudy.com.
Questions about this meeting may be directed to Colleen Hawkinson at (202) 671-2228 or colleen.hawkinson@dc.gov.

What:              C Street, NE, Multimodal Corridor Study - Public Meeting
When:             Thursday, April 30, 2015
                        6 pm – 8:30 pm
Where           Rosedale Recreation Center
                        1701 Gales Street, NE